The holidays can be difficult for people who don’t have good relationships with their family, or even for those who do but who live far away from those they wish they could be with. Thankfully there is more than one kind of family. There is the family you were born to and the family you create. For many Witches, some of those folks may be part of the local Pagan community, if they have one. They might also be friends or people you work with or even your pets. This can be a good time to strengthen those ties or to open your home to other people who might need a “family” to share the holidays with. If this is something you want to work on this year, try lighting a candle and say:
Family made of friendship bright,
Make sure to snuff out the candle when done.